With all the stories we hear in a day, it's often surprising and a little mysterious why certain ones stand out and get everyone talking. Stories change on the retelling. The least interesting parts drop out; compelling parts are exaggerated. The Jupiter retrograde challenges us to recognize stories for what they are: constructs, albeit powerful ones. Examine and deconstruct to check for soundness, usefulness and truth.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're really wanting some groundbreaking new study, product or method to come about to help you deal with a certain problem. And while you may find that, you'll also find that the wisdom of elders or the common sense of everyday people will work just as well, if not better, to fix what ails you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It doesn't matter how many people are theoretically in the game with you. What matters is who is actually on your side. The smallest community can be incredibly supportive. And there are times when a support system of one is all you really need. It's a good week to remind yourself who your real people are.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some things are valuable because they're ubiquitous. Other things are valuable because they're rare. Most things are valuable because they just are. That last one is impossible to put a price tag on, as it's not a social commodity to be traded. Rather, it's a spiritual principle to keep front of mind this week.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your presence at gatherings will be important, namely for the fun and connections you'll make. Furthermore, your talent for taking ideas that people are only subconsciously aware of and making them consciously present (often with artistic or humorous effect) will be key in the elevation of the group.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The main message to take in is that you're OK; you belong; and you're absolutely where you should be. There's no better fit. This is where you'll do the most good in the world. So accept yourself and all that's going on with compassion, curiosity and a faith in the unfolding of things.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You thought you were aware of what you were saying and why you're saying it, but today brings a whole new level to the game. Your deeper needs will be revealed. It's good news, since knowing about a need is the first step in getting it fulfilled. A gentle and supportive attitude toward yourself will allow for success.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Make time for those who enrich you, lift your thinking, make you feel somehow more alive — you know the type. You wish you'd met them earlier because of their positive influence on you. You'll get around these people more often. Of course, you are such a person yourself, and you'll shine in this way for others.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Accept tasks, but don't accept roles. People don't know who you are and what you can do. Even those close to you will cast you in any old way to suit themselves. Create your own role. Do the job like no one else could. Bring everything you have to it. Let your spirit, personality and intention infuse all you touch.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The product born of group work can be much stronger from the collaboration, or it can be so diluted that it's actually less potent than any individual contribution. The difference is in the leadership. Who has the vision? And how well is that vision executed? Step up. You're seeing this in a way that could benefit all.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Fear is the enemy that takes many forms. Even run-of-the-mill boredom is a form of fear, as it's indicative of not taking the risk needed to start the adventure. Fight fear with courage. Create courage with desire. Grow desire with a vision. The breakthrough starts with vividly seeing the possibilities with your mind's eye.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You take the concerns of your loved ones as seriously as you take your own concerns, if not more so, even though in both cases it's clear that the world won't end if things don't go the preferred way. Your diligence and love will be a bonding agent that keeps your group together and in high morale.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A lot of people will pay (in attention, money, love or other currency) for what they want to hear, whereas far fewer will pay for what they should hear. Don't let this stop you from delivering what is needed instead of the shallower thing being asked for. Wise choices lead to healing.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You'll go into this new solar journey with a heightened sense, like life is theater; every interaction is memorable and intrinsically rewarding. Then you'll get used to this reality, and it's up to you to push things next-level by taking a risk and finally going in the direction you've been dreaming about. July brings an exciting trip. Different moneymaking strategies win in September. Your vitality improves with a shift of habit, though it takes about 60 days to start feeling like the new you.